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  • Year One

  • (Chronicles of The One, Book 1)
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246

It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed - and more than half of the world's population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Chick-lit, the Witch and the World's End.

  • By Simon on 30-09-18

Truly Awful - How is this a Series?

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-19

I purchased this and another by the same author at the same time for £2.99 each, thank goodness they were only that. What a complete waste of time and money.
Started off ok, but the ridiculous childish parts where the characters have instant attraction and connection has made what started off as a reasonable story an unreadable one.
Awful story, silly characters and unnecessarily long! Oh and its a series!
Will be writing a similar review for the other book, which had equally pathetic instant attraction then the even worse love scenes.
It may be that I purchased 2 books that were meant for 12 year olds ...if so maybe audible could make this clear.

  • Shelter in Place

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait - and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-06-18

STARTED OK, BUT QUICKLY BECAME REALLY TIRESOME..

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-19

I purchased this and another by the same author at the same time for £2.99 each, thank goodness they were only that. What a complete waste of time and money.
Started off ok, but the ridiculous childish parts where the characters have instant attraction then the even worse love scenes, has made what started off as a reasonable story to an unreadable one.
The main 'criminal' character introduced quite early on was completely unbelievable, and her actions were ludicrous.
Awful story, and unnecessarily long!
Will be writing a similar review for the other book, which had equally pathetic instant attraction then the even worse love scenes.
It may be that I purchased 2 books that were meant for 12 year olds ...if so maybe audible could make this clear.

  • The Haunted Forest Tour

  • By: Jeff Strand, James A. Moore
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Haunted Forest Tour! Sit back, and enjoy a smooth ride in air-conditioned comfort as your heavily armored tram takes you through nature's most astonishing creation. The forest is packed to capacity with dangerous and terrifying creatures of all shapes, sizes, and hunger levels, and you'll get to observe these wonders in complete safety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Talk about a terrifying tour!

  • By SarahC1985 on 06-09-18

An Enjoyable Listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-11-18

I enjoyed this book, a bit different from the norm, and worth a credit. Narrated well and a good tale.

  • The Last Act of Hattie Hoffman

  • By: Mindy Mejia
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Thorburn, Jeff Harding, John Moraitis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

Eighteen-year-old Hattie Hoffman is a talented actress, loved by everyone in her Minnesotan hometown. When she's found stabbed to death on the opening night of her school play, the tragedy rips through the fabric of the community. Sheriff Del Goodman, a close friend of Hattie's dad, vows to find her killer, but the investigation yields more secrets than answers: it turns out Hattie played as many parts offstage as on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Kerrie on 20-07-17

Great Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-11-18

Loved the story, a few twists and turns, and narrated very well. A credit well spent, which lately has not been the case!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Carrow Haunt

  • By: Darcy Coates
  • Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Remy is a tour guide for Carrow House, a notoriously haunted building. When she's asked to host seven guests for a week-long stay to research Carrow's phenomena, she hopes to finally experience some of the sightings that made the house famous. At first, it's everything they hoped for. Then a storm moves in, cutting off their contact with the outside world, and things quickly become twisted. Doors open on their own. Seances go disastrously wrong. Red liquid seeps from behind the wallpaper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keeps you guessing!

  • By Mum of four cheshire on 10-07-18

Very Disappointing - waste of a credit

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-11-18

I cant understand the enthusiastic reviews re the story and narrator.
The story was just a predictable supernatural story, with characters that I didn't care about and continual ridiculous scenarios. Dialogue was not good, and the narrator, while not awful, certainly added nothing to this boring book. Maybe a book for early teens and I didnt realise?
Don't waste your money or credit.

  • Paper Ghosts

  • By: Julia Heaberlin
  • Narrated by: Antonia Campbell-Hughes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Having lived his life suspected of being a serial killer, Carl Louis Feldman begins his journey into old age at a nursing home in Texas. Though he was never charged with any crimes, the staff aren’t sorry to see him go when his estranged daughter arrives to take her father on what could be his last road trip. When Carl protests that this is not his daughter at all, the nurses are all too ready to excuse it as a product of his steadily deteriorating mind. But were those old suspicions about him true? And if he is an honest man, who has just driven him away from safety?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Paper Ghosts That Enfold You With Their Story

  • By Simon on 20-04-18

An Enjoyable Book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-18

Really did like this book it was entertaining though not scary at all. Wont buy the next book based on reviews.....

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The House Swap

  • By: Rebecca Fleet
  • Narrated by: Sian Brooke, Adam James, Josh Dylan, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 55

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet. ‘No one lives this way unless they want to hide something.’ When Caroline and Francis receive an offer to house swap, they jump at the chance for a week away from home. After the difficulties of the past few years, they’ve worked hard to rebuild their marriage for their son’s sake; now they want to reconnect as a couple. On arrival, they find a house that is stark and sinister in its emptiness - it’s hard to imagine what kind of person lives here. Then, gradually, Caroline begins to uncover some signs of life - signs of her life....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad

  • By Sir Lister on 02-05-18

Okay but nothing to get excited about

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-18

Not a bad book but did not live up to expectations - just okay. There's better out there, just wish Audible would make it easier to find things I am interested in. It takes so long browsing then looking at reviews.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Disappearance at Devil's Rock

  • By: Paul Tremblay
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

Late one summer night, Elizabeth Sanderson receives the devastating news that every mother fears: her 13-year-old son, Tommy, has vanished in the woods of a local park. Riddled with worry, pain and guilt, Elizabeth is wholly unprepared for the strange series of events that follow. As the search grows more desperate, and the implications of what happened become more haunting and sinister, no one is prepared for the shocking truth about that night.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good read

  • By Anonymous User on 21-05-18

Slow Slow Slow

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-18

Had only this to listen to while away so got on with it.......far far too slow

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Death of Mrs Westaway

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware. When Harriet Westaway receives an unexpected letter telling her she’s inherited a substantial bequest from her Cornish grandmother, it seems like the answer to her prayers. She owes money to a loan shark, and the threats are getting increasingly aggressive: she needs to get her hands on some cash fast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended.

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-07-18

Great Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-18

Really enjoyed this book, not quite as keen on the narrator, but okay didn't distract from the story.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Fifth to Die

  • A Detective Porter Novel
  • By: J. D. Barker
  • Narrated by: James Alexander
  • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

In the midst of one of the worst winters Chicago has seen in years, the body of missing teenager Ella Reynolds is discovered under the surface of a frozen lake. She’s been missing for three weeks...the lake froze over three months ago. Detective Sam Porter and his team are brought in to investigate, but it’s not long before another girl goes missing. The press believes the serial killer Anson Bishop has struck again, but Porter knows differently. The deaths are too different. There’s a new killer on the loose.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story but awful narration

  • By Gayle on 17-08-18

Very Disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-18

I really enjoyed the first book but this one was just so slow and really I have got to an hour off and I cannot waste anymore time. Shame! Maybe authors need to take time out and stop churning books out for the sake of it. Great first book, awful second book so now I will not revisit this author. Take note - stop churning out books with no reason - and money isn't a reason - you lose custom with a bad follow up book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful